Also Noted

COPD requires combined treatments, researchers say

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10/24/2012

ATLANTA – An Italian study found that most elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have other illnesses that require a combined treatment approach.

Senator pushes crackdown on PMDs

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10/23/2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and healthcare advocates recently called for a crackdown on the “aggressive and misleading” marketing tactics of the power mobility device (PMD) industry, according to a press release posted to the senator’s website.

FAA approves seven more portable oxygen concentrators

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10/23/2012

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved an additional seven portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) for use aboard aircraft, according to multiple reports.

Ventus Medical product launches new treatment device for OSA

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10/22/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Ventus Medical has launched a therapy kit designed to help people gradually adjust to expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

Private equity firm acquires Premier Medical

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10/22/2012

CLEVELAND – The Riverside Co., a private equity firm based here, has acquired Premier Medical Corp., a Denver-based provider of respiratory equipment, liquid oxygen and durable medical equipment to skilled-nursing facilities in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, according

Ex-owners of DME wholesale company charged with fraud

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10/12/2012

ONTARIO, Calif. – The former owners of a DME wholesale company based here were arrested and charged Oct. 10 in connection with a fraud scheme involving $16.6 million worth of false claims, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Nipro provides retail options

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10/11/2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nipro Diagnostics, a manufacturer and marketer of diabetes products and supplies, has launched a new line of ancillary products that gives providers more retail options.

VGM to feature new online ordering portal at Medtrade

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10/10/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group will showcase at Medtrade next week a new online portal that automates the ordering process between hospices and HME providers.

S&P downgrades Apria’s credit rating

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10/10/2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Standard & Poor downgraded Apria Healthcare’s credit rating from stable to negative.

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